If you’re a social media addict and you don’t have a Twitter account today is not going to be a good day for you…
Facebook and Instagram are both currently experiencing outages for some users across the world.
Both applications can be opened but it appears that you can’t receive notifications or messages on either platform and you can’t post new content.
While the applications can be visited through the apps, attempting to visit Facebook through the web on a desktop only brings up an error message.
Instagram appears to let you visit and update your feed however you can’t receive notifications or post content.
Facebook have since issued a message on Twitter saying that they are aware of the issue on their family of apps and are working to fix it.
“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
According to DownDetector, the outages are not only affecting people in Australia but also in parts of America, the UK, India and the Philippines.
Users experiencing the issues have taken to Twitter to express their frustration.
— Tristan (@R1val7) March 13, 2019
— Mimansa Shekhar (@mimansashekhar) March 13, 2019
— Gwen Spacey (@omniasolart) March 13, 2019
— Andrew (@and2digi) March 13, 2019
— Sey_i_yes (@Seyiyes1) March 13, 2019
It’s unknown when the applications will be back up.
More as we get it.